Learning Centres

Learning Centres

Peterborough Learning Centres

We are a specialist educational establishment based over three sites. We cater for pupils aged 4-16 years whose emotional, social, behavioural or health needs mean they have been unable to develop their potential in a mainstream education setting. Before coming to us our pupils may:

  • Have been permanently excluded from mainstream school
  • Have been at risk of permanent exclusion from school
  • Have been too ill to attend school
  • Have been without a school place

In addition we deliver a range of target specialist programmes specifically designed to maximise opportunities for success for:

  • Vulnerable girls
  • Young parents and young carers
  • Newly arrived pupils with English as a second language
  • Young people who need a completely individual programme

Pupils may referred directly by schools as a permanent exclusion or come via a referral to the Behaviour Support Panel from either a mainstream school, the Admissions Team, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team or the Children Missing Education Team.

We are passionate about securing the best possible provision and outcomes for each and every pupil in our care. We have high hopes for, and expectations of, each pupil and strive to work with them to develop their personal and academic potential and prepare them well for work and lifelong learning.

Our pupils come from diverse backgrounds and have had equally diverse experiences of life and education prior to their arrival with us. We see each and every one as an individual, in the context of their experiences to date, and work in partnership to enable them to overcome their barriers to learning and find self-belief, resilience, aspiration and determination.

In 2011 Ofsted judged us as Satisfactory, making the observation that “discrimination in any form is not tolerated”. In 2013 Ofsted judged us as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management and in 2015 the Ofsted Inspection of Children’s Social Care noted that the Service Intervention Team was “providing frontline safeguarding for some of the most vulnerable children and families in the City”. The recognition is hard earned by both our pupils and staff but our real motivation and commitment is to making a difference.

 Mission

Changing Lives through Learning

 Vision

Every child and young person is provided with a personalised learning experience which meets, and positively progresses, their individual holistic needs, aspirations and abilities providing them with the opportunity, resource and support to realise their personal potential.

 Aims

The Centres aim to re-engage, re-track and wherever possible, re-integrate children and young people whose life challenges and behaviour have impacted negatively on their ability to learn in a mainstream setting.

We provide a safe, stable and caring environment within which vulnerable children and young people are encouraged and supported to grow, develop and learn.

We work in partnership with parents, carers and agencies to ensure children and families benefit from an integrated package of support.

 Values

Our school and wider Service is built on a set of common Building Blocks

 

 

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH
LEARNING

Embedding core values, respect, and individualised learning in public centred approach

UNLOCKING PUPIL POTENTIAL

Overcoming barriers to learning and developing real skills for real life

PARTNERS IN LEARNING: QUALITY INTERVENTIONS AND INTEGRATED WORKING

Holistic assessments and interventions

INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, CHALLENGE QUALITY FIRST TEACHING AND LEARNING: ACCOUNTABLE PRACTITINERS

All staff feel equally accountable for the quality of pupil experience and outcomes

EMOTIONAL LITERACY

All staff feel equally accountable for the quality of pupil experience and outcomes

SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND EXPRESSION

Pupil voice is heard and valued
Balancing Rights and Responsibilities

MUTUAL TRUST AND RESPECT
SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOURS
GENUINE CARE
SELF-RESPECT AND SELF-MANAGEMENT
CONSISTENT CHALLENGE NOT CONFONTATION
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
DIVERSITY COMPETENCE